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Former Iranian vice president Davoudi passes away at 72

Iranian economist and former first vice president Parviz Davoodi died earlier on Thursday at the age of 72.

The cause of his death was not revealed.

Davoodi, an Iowa State University graduate, served under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2009.

Davoudi was also a member of the Expediency Council and a tenured professor of the Tehran-based Shahid Beheshti University.

Despite being affiliated with the principlist government of Ahmadinejad, he was an advocate of free markets in economy.

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